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The NFL Super Bowl annually attracts an international audience of hundreds of millions of viewers. In 2020, the game was broadcast live on 7mate and ESPN, starting at 10:30am AEDT on Monday, February 3.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl 54.
To make sure you don’t miss a second of the action, The Roar has compiled a guide to watching the Super Bowl in Australia both live streaming online and live on TV.
Two of the youngest, most exciting and offensive-minded sides go head-to-head in Super Bowl LIV, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Led by former understudy to Tom Brady, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers finished as the top seed in the NFC after a dominant 13-3 season. Their three losses came by a combined margin of 13 points and one was in overtime. They were far too good for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers on route to the Super Bowl, their first appearance in the big dance since they lost to Baltimore in 2013.
They’re going for their sixth Super Bowl victory, which would tie the NFL record.
Kansas City, on the other hand, haven’t played in the Super Bowl since they won the fourth edition back in 1970. After an iffy run through October and early November, the Chiefs won their last six games of the regular season to finish first in the AFC West and second in the conference overall. They completed a wild comeback from 24-0 down over the Houston Texans in the playoffs, before knocking off Tennessee 35-24 to advance to the decider.
How to watch the Super Bowl live on TV
There are two options for watching the Super Bowl on television in Australia. The good news for fans looking to catch the game is that the match will be broadcast live on both free to air and pay TV.
As far as free-to-air goes, Channel Seven will actually have coverage on their main channel (in most areas) from 10am (AEDT), right after Sunrise. It looks as if they’ll have extensive post-game coverage too, with their broadcast not wrapping up until 4pm despite the match finishing almost two hours prior to that.
Check your local listings – especially if you’re in another timezone – to confirm whether the game is on Seven or 7Mate in your area.
Alternatively, you can watch the game on ESPN (channel 509) if you have a valid Foxtel TV subscription. Their coverage also begins at 10am (AEDT), but finishes at 2pm.
Both networks will just be broadcasting a feed of FOX’s American coverage, so the viewing experience shouldn’t be much different between the options.
How to live stream the Super Bowl in Australia
If you’d rather stream the Super Bowl instead, the best way to do so is through Kayo Sports. Kayo lets you stream the overwhelming majority of Foxtel’s sporting content for $25 a month – including ESPN and the NFL.
If you’ve never used the service before, you may be eligible for a free trial.
If you’re already subscribed to Foxtel and just want to stream the game instead, simply use the Foxtel GO app, which is included as part of your subscription.
Alternatively, you can stream the game for free via Plus 7, which is Seven’s streaming service.
The last option is the NFL Gamepass, which is the official streaming service of the NFL. A Super Bowl pass costs $34.99, but does give you access to full replays.